Apple Safari up to 5.0.2 Location Object resource management

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A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in Apple Safari up to 5.0.2 (Web Browser). This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the component Location Object. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Use-after-free vulnerability in WebKit in Apple Safari before 5.0.3 on Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.6 and Windows, and before 4.1.3 on Mac OS X 10.4, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via vectors involving Geolocation objects. NOTE: this might overlap CVE-2010-3415.

The weakness was disclosed 11/22/2010 as HT4455 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2010-3823. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/05/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 50653 (Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 5.0.3 / 4.1.3), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (50653) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-28361†).







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 50653
Nessus Name: Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 5.0.3 / 4.1.3
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OpenVAS ID: 801641
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Webkit Multiple Vulnerabilities - Nov10
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11/22/2010 +46 days 🔍
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03/19/2015 +1577 days 🔍
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Advisory: HT4455
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-3823 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 43079
Secunia: 42314
Vulnerability Center: 28361 - Apple Safari Use After Free Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via Geolocation Objects, Medium


Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 10/05/2021 03:19 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (58), 03/10/2017 10:21 AM (6), 10/05/2021 03:14 PM (5), 10/05/2021 03:19 PM (2)
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